Keeping with the ideals of our
National Founders, Beta Pi Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon is a social organization in the
fullest sense of the word. That means more than parties. We are a large chapter and
we have the resources to tackle big projects and to stage big events. However,
friendships are one-on-one and many of our activities, especially meals, we take together
so that, although there are many brothers, we all manage to interact with each other
Our activities and facilities are designed to
promote the kinds of simple, ordinary, daily interaction among our members that, over the
years, promotes the growth of life-long friendships. For example, we assemble for
dinner together in our house Mondays through Thursdays. On Fridays we often go out
to eat in groups. Chapter meetings have been held on Wednesday evenings for over
thirty years. We have room for many brothers to study together at the House and to
invite project group members from the wider student body over to work. We sponsor
teams (sometimes more than one) in most intramural sports. Making extensive use of
e-mail, we make sure that everyone is aware of what's going on no matter what his school
or work schedule.
Our Social Quarters provide excellent space for a variety of activities
including band parties (for which our facilities are arguably the best on campus),
billiards, foozball, sand volleyball (best court of any house on campus), meals, meetings,
and mass study sessions. The maintenance and improvement of our facilities is also a
social activity as brothers are always working on their rooms together or on the public
Brothers working on projects on the
benches by the volleyball court while others play basketball.
One of the distinguishing features of
life in the TKE House is that, since the building and land are large and
well-furnished, almost all living and chapter activities take place at the
House. Brothers step out of their rooms and into their own yard and social quarters,
not into the parking lot of an apartment complex with a drive ahead of them. On a
beautiful afternoon, there's always something going on outside. And, when it's time
to leave the party, we're already home.
Working on bikes inThunder Alley.